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Car accident rates in Philadelphia higher than in many other cities

If you’re hoping to reduce your risk of ever getting into a car wreck, you might want to avoid driving in Philadelphia.

According to a recent study, Philadelphia drivers face a relatively high car accident risk compared to other U.S. cities. Philadelphia drivers get into an average of one accident every 6.1 years. You’d be better off driving in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where an individual driver averages one accident every 13.8 years, according to the 2012 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report. On average, the nation’s drivers are involved in one accident every 10 years.

Philadelphia car accident lawyers know that drivers can never have a zero risk of an accident – even in the safest city. But drivers can take steps to make the roads safer for everyone. The Best Drivers Report is a reminder about the importance of avoiding distractions like texting while driving and also staying sober behind the wheel to avoid drunk driving accidents. At Flager & Associates, we agree with the recommendations in the report: Drivers in big cities should allow plenty of time to get to their destination. Find out in advance if any events will impact traffic.  Stay alert and get directions ahead of time.

Allstate ranks Philadelphia 190 out of the 200 largest cities mentioned in the safe driving report. The report reveals that Philadelphia drivers are 64.1 percent more likely to be involved in an accident than the rest of the nation.

Deadly car accidents happen every day throughout the United States. More than 32,000 fatal car accidents are reported every year. It’s an alarming number, but the National Highway Transportation Administration says car crash fatalities are at the lowest level they’ve been since 1949. Drivers should review the following safety tips:

· Obey the speed limit

· Keep an eye out for pedestrians, especially children

· Know the rules of the road

· Keep a safe distance between your car and other vehicles

If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia. Call 1-215-953-5200 or visit www.flagerlaw.com . We understand how devastating a car accident can be. We know how quickly medical bills can pile up.  We realize that the insurance company typically will try to keep payments to a minimum. Level the playing field by connecting with a knowledgeable car accident attorney in Philadelphia. Contact our offices today for a free consultation.

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1210 Northbrook Drive, Ste. 280

Trevose, PA 19053

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

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Discover the link between pedestrian accidents and texting in PA & NJ

Here’s a startling statistic about the link between pedestrian accidents and texting. If you’re texting while crossing the street, you’re four times more likely to be hit by a car than someone who’s not texting. Specifically, you have a 25 percent chance of being hit by a car while crossing the street if you’re texting. If you are not texting, you have a 6 percent chance of being hit by a vehicle, according to scientific study conducted by the Youth Safety Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident in Pennsylvania? Injured by a driver talking on a cell phone in New Jersey? You need a tough Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who will fight for your rights. You need Flager & Associates. Serving clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys near Philadelphia thoroughly understand each state’s unique laws concerning texting and pedestrians. We then use this information to help you decide the best course of action in your case. No one deserves to suffer because of someone else’s reckless behavior. Put your trust in a New Jersey personal injury attorney who puts people first. Contact Flager & Associates.

Pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries – and even death – every day across America. More than 59,000 pedestrians are injured each year in accidents on average nationwide. In 2009, a total of 4,092 pedestrians were killed in U.S. auto accidents, according to the latest statistics compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.

Serious accidents demand serious attention. Take back control. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a Pennsylvania attorney who will work tirelessly for you. Contact Flager & Associates. We’re on your side.

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

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Children safer in cars driven by grandparents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

News involving drivers over 65 years old used to focus on their high accident rate. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported, “In 1997, older people (over 70 years old) made up 9 percent of the resident population but accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities and 17 percent of all pedestrian fatalities.”  But a recent study has discovered that older drivers are often the safest drivers. Specifically, children are twice as safe when their grandparents are driving instead of their parents. “What we learned was that grandparents drive very, very cautiously when their grandchildren are on board, making a special effort to drive safely,” Dr. Fred Henretig, who conducted the study, told Time Magazine.

Accidents happen fast. Instantly, your life can change. Your accident could require you to spend weeks in a hospital. You might need physical therapy. Even then, your life might not return to normal because of someone else’s reckless behavior.

Don’t suffer in silence. Take back control. Contact a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can help get you back on your feet after your accident. Contact Flager & Associates. Serving clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys near Philadelphia have dedicated their careers to helping auto accident victims. We know what it takes to win a case. We carefully sort through all the facts others often overlook after an accident. We then use this information to build a rock-solid case with one goal in mind: get you the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve. Put your trust in a New Jersey personal injury attorney who puts people first. Contact Flager & Associates.

Accident statistics vary for older drivers. The odds of getting in a fatal accident increase noticeably each year for drivers over 75 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control. And yet older drivers are some of the most responsible drivers. An estimated 77 percent of drivers over 65 years old wear their seatbelts compared to 63 percent of drivers 18 to 64 years old. They also have far fewer drunk driving accidents compared to drivers 21 to 64 years old.

Don’t leave your future to chance. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, contact an attorney who means business. Contact Flager & Associates.

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

Flager & Associates